Live or work on the south side of town? We’ve got the latest news and must-do events just for you. Read on for openings, coming soons, events to enjoy and family fun south of 51.

NEW & NOTEWORTHY

Nailed It DIY – Now open

Now open in Ballantyne Village, owners Kevin and Natalie Watson welcome guests to their walk-in studio at 14835 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 110 to build their own wooden decorations and functional decor. They’re open Tuesday-Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm. Book online at SouthCharlotte.NailedItDIY.com.

Improper Pig opening in Rea Farms in September

The Improper Pig will bring their fresh takes on Southern BBQ to Rea Farms this September as they open at9855 Sandy Rock Place, Suite A. They’ll be open daily at 11 a.m.

Free Yoga on The Green
Saturdays through October | Promenade on Providence | 10 a.m.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Yoga Your Way 2 Better Running will host a a free yoga event every Saturday morning through October. Don’t forget to bring your own mat.

Ballantyne Bootcamp Series
Thursday through October 17 | 5:30 p.m. | Brixham Tent, Ballantyne

Take your fitness to a new level at this free fall Ballantyne Bootcamp Series powered by Atrium Health. Sara’s YMCA instructors will lead a group workout for all fitness levels every Thursday from September 5 through October 17. Get there early for the first class on September 5: Atrium Health will give away free yoga mats to the first 50 people.

FUN TO-DO’S

Local Makers Market
September 7 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shop more than 35 local makers, from jewelry to artisan foods and pet wear, at Ballantyne Village. The day of shopping also includes live music.

Happy 1st Birthday Clean Juice Rea Farms
September 7 | Clean Juice (Rea Farms) | All day

Help Clean Juice at Rea Farms celebrate their anniversary with a full day of raffles, BOGO birthday smoothies, a free Baree3 pop-up class, face painting for kids, live music and more.

True 180 Personal Training – Open House
September 12 | 15235-F John J Delaney Dr.| 4:30 – 8 p.m.

See what True 180 Personal Fitness is all about by asking questions of their expert staff. Plus, enter to win prizes in a raffle, including class packages valued at $99 and $299.

SPX FLOW’s Empower Women’s Conference
September 14 | 13320 Ballantyne Corporate Place | 11 – 2 p.m.

SPX FLOW’s inaugural Empower Women’s Conference will provide a space where leaders can come together from different backgrounds to meet, network and empower each other through stories and shared experiences. The topics to be discussed include “Growing Women in Business” and “How to Gain a Mentor and Become One.”

Ballantyne Blood Drive
September 18 | 15940 Brixham Hill Ave. | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Help save a life by donating blood with OneBlood at the Ballantyne community blood drive. Sign up for an appointment online or walk-in.

Main Street Oktoberfest Jam
September 21 | Main Street Fort Mill | 3 – 9 p.m.

Main Street’s Oktoberfest features more than 20 local artisans, special beer tappings, a Stein Holding Contest, a Yodeling Contest, family activities, food trucks, live music and more.

Blackfinn Ballantyne’s 3 Anniversary Featuring DECARLO
September 27 |Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne | 5 – 11:30 p.m.

Help Blackfinn celebrate its third anniversary with drink specials, a courtyard takeover, live music and more.

Paws and Pints Pop-up Market
September 28 | Ballantyne Village | 3 – 7 p.m.

The Paws and Pints Pop Up Market will include pet adoptions from Destination Home Puppy Rescue, more than 30 pet-friendly vendor, live music and a beer garden at Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne.

South Charlotte Dog Rescue 3rd Annual Golf Classic
September 30 | 10 a.m.

South Charlotte Dog Rescue’s Annual Golf Tournament includes food, drinks, raffle prizes and special activities at certain holes. Proceeds benefit the SCDR’s Emergency Medical Fund.

WINE, BEER & FOOD EVENTS

Burly Wine Dinner
September 4 | The Pump House | 6:30 p.m.

Hank McCrorie of Burly Wines will present five glasses from Burly Wines of Napa Valley, California alongside five dishes prepared by Executive Chef Michael Griswold. $99++ per person. Call 803.329.8888 to reserve your seat.

QCCG Turns One
September 5 | Queen City Craft and Gourmet | 5 – 10 p.m.

Queen City Craft and Gourmet will celebrate their first year in business with free birthday cake, live music, several favorite feature specials and a tap list with some rare and one-of-a-kind beers.

Wine Club of Ballantyne
September 13 | The Ballantyne | 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy Outrageous Oregon Pinot Noir samplings with charcuterie and cheese. $35 plus tax & gratuity RSVP to 704.248.4100.

Fall Kickoff at the Springs Farm Market
September 14 | Springs Farm, Fort Mill | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Springs Farm Market will kickoff the fall season with food from Roman’s All-Star Cafe, local craft beer from Amor Artis and homemade seasonal ice cream flavors.

Specialty Teas at The Ballantyne
September 12 – 15 and 19 – 21

The Ballantyne will host two specialty teas during the month of September. Join them for a Downton Abbey™ Tea September 12 – 15 or for Pearls and Champagne, a Jane Austin inspired tea September 19 – 21.

Ballantyne Beer Fest – Paws & Pints
September 28 | Ballantyne Village | 3 – 7 p.m.

Ballantyne Beer Fest is back for the second year in partnership with the Ballantyne Village Paws and Pints Pop-Up Market. There will be pet adoptions from Destination Home Puppy Rescue, live music and all of the beer from Ballantyne Beer Fest. General admission: $20+.

FAMILY TO-DO’S

Family special at DeSano’s in Waverly

Did you know DeSano Waverly offers family specials on Wednesdays? Enjoy a kids pizza for just $5 with the purchase of any Grande Pizza. Plus free dough for kids to play with!

Movies on the Green – The Incredibles 2
September 20 | Promenade on Providence | 7 p.m.

Pack up your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for family movie night at Promenade on Providence. Movie begins at dusk. Free and open to the public.

Music on the Green
Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 14| Promenade on Providence | 7 – 10 p.m.

Spend weekend evenings enjoying free live music at Promenade on Providence. View the full line-up here. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Music at the Fountain Series 
Fridays and Saturdays | StoneCrest at Piper Glen | 7 – 10 p.m.

20 years of great music is happening all summer long at the Fountain Plaza at StoneCrest. Check out the full schedule here.

Jammin’ by the Tracks
Downtown Waxhaw | September 6 and 20 | 7 p.m.

Bring a chair and your dancing shoes and enjoy the tunes in downtown Waxhaw under the Water Tower. On September 6 Matt Dylan and The HonkyTonk Outlaws take the stage, followed by Off the Record on September 20.